Basket-of-Gold are attractive groundcovers with a striking bloom. However, they may struggle to survive in the warm Pittsburgh summers. While full sun is necessary for the best bloom, some afternoon shade may be appreciated in the hot summer months. Significant die back and occur in temperatures that are too hot. Cutting back the plants after flowering can help to keep a tidy appearance.
Aphids are occasional insect visitors. The most formidable threat to these perennials is the summer heat which may cause them to be short lived or better used as annuals for their spring blooms.